Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) makinf=g a catch for the out in the sixth inning during an MLB baseball game between the between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Houston. ( Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire )

My Keeper List Decision

Last week I asked for your help! My decision appears below.

I have a keeper list due this Friday, October 21 in advance of the November 4 XFL draft and am still on the fence for my last few picks.

This is a great exercise for all of us in using BABS to support the keeper decision-making process. Sometimes players look different through the BABS lens....

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrates its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - BaseballHQ.com - celebrates 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, ESPN.com (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

21 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1997, including 6 titles

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame



Recent Articles


Final 2016 BABS Ratings

Even with the massive in shift in the balance between power and speed this season, Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw still ended up atop the BABS rankings. Planetary alignment is a good thing. Those two are this era's no-brainers, but the rest of the 2016 final rankings reveals a wealth...

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28 April 2016: Miami Marlins Second base Dee Gordon (9) [7422] hits an infield ground ball during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire)

Luck and the law

Some people make their own luck and some have luck thrust upon them. We all resign ourselves to the fact that winning in this game requires a good amount of the “L” word, though there is some disagreement over how much. 25%? 33%? 50%? 75%?

I’ve always felt close to...

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